Homemade Breadsticks

Homemade breadsticks are a simple and delicious party snack that can be made with just a few basic ingredients.

preparation: 20 minutes

making: 12 minutes

total: 32 minutes

servings: 20 breadsticks

nutrition: 70 calories per serving

cuisine: Italian


  • 330g strong white flour
  • 300ml warm water
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 egg


All ingredients ready to make homemade breadsticks

Pour the warm water into the large bowl and add yeast, sugar and 2 spoons of flour, oil and salt. Combine using a hand whisk and leave for 2 minutes.

Yeast mixed in a bowl full of water before adding other ingredients

Gradually add flour and stir until the mixture is too thick for a hand whisk.

Using a hand, fold the rest of the flour and continue kneading for a further few minutes, until smooth and elastic.

Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.

Well-kneaded dough doubled in size

When the dough is well-kneaded, soft and not sticky to the hands, put it into a bowl greased with the oil. Cover with a cling film and place in a warm place for an hour to double in size.

After an hour, knead the dough for a few minutes.

Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.

Dough rolled and cut into strips

Divide the dough into two and place it on a floured surface and roll it out with a rolling pin.

Stip of dough stretched and twisted

Cut into strips with a knife and each twist and stretch with your hands to make it longer.

Don’t worry when they don’t all look the same.

Breadsticks dough on the baking tray

Put on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat the same with the second part of the dough.

Let it rise again for about 30 minutes.

During this time, heat the oven to 220C.

After 30 minutes crack one egg into a bowl and beat with a fork until combined making an egg wash.

Breadsticks dough egg washed and sprinkled with sesame and poppy seeds on the baking tray ready for baking

Spread this mixture over each piece of dough and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds as desired.  

Put them in a preheated oven and bake for up to 12 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Nicely baked breadsticks still on a baking tray

When they are fully cooled down they are ready to eat but if you like, try them when they are still warm, they taste delicious.

Homemade breadsticks on a plate ready to eat